To get to zero by 2050, Missouri must cut climate pollution by
5.8 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent a year.

Emissions in Missouri

Million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2e) emissions

Note: Grey area indicates missing data due to processing delays.

This is how we're going to do it.


Missouri's climate pollution, by source
🏭 Other: 30%🔌 Power: 39%🚗 Transport: 24%🏠 Buildings: 8%

    Decarbonize Our Buildings

    🏭 Other: 30%🔌 Power: 39%🚗 Transport: 24%🏠 Buildings: 8%

    8% of Missouri's climate pollution comes from buildings.

    We burn fossil fuels to heat our air, water, and food.

    To cut this pollution...

    Let's electrify our heat!

    We'll replace...

    ...in all of Missouri's 3.2 million buildings.

    In fact, 40% of buildings in Missouri are already fossil fuel free!

    That means we only need to electrify the remaining 1.9 million dirty buildings in Missouri. That's around 69,000 per year.

    Percent of Buildings electrifiedA chart showing the share of Buildings that have already been electrified and still based in fossil fuel.39.57% have been electrified, and the remaining 60.43% are fossil fuel based.Buildings ElectrifiedNot yet

    Electrifying all buildings cuts 8% of the pollution.

    🏭 Other: 30%🔌 Power: 39%🚗 Transport: 24%🏠 Buildings: 8%

    Decarbonize Our Transport

    🏭 Other: 30%🔌 Power: 39%🚗 Transport: 24%🏠 Buildings: 8%

    24% of Missouri's pollution comes from cars, trucks, trains, and planes.

    But mostly from cars.

    To cut this pollution,

    your next car must be electric.

    Or consider going car-free with public transit, bikes/e-bikes, car share, or other alternatives!

    There are 2.0 million vehicles in Missouri and 7,000 are already electric (0.3% of the total).

    We need to electrify (or replace) the remaining 2.0 million gas-powered vehicles. That's around 71,000 a year.

    Percent of Vehicles electrifiedA chart showing the share of Vehicles that have already been electrified and still based in fossil fuel.0.3% have been electrified, and the remaining 99.7% are fossil fuel based.Vehicles ElectrifiedNot yet

    Electrifying all transportation cuts 24% of the pollution.

    🏭 Other: 30%🔌 Power: 39%🚗 Transport: 24%🏠 Buildings: 8%

    Decarbonize Our Power

    🏭 Other: 30%🔌 Power: 39%🚗 Transport: 24%🏠 Buildings: 8%

    39% of Missouri's pollution comes from burning coal, gas, and oil to make power.

    Dirty power plant

    To cut this pollution...

    Put solar panels on your roof!

    Then, we'll replace all fossil fuel power plants with solar and wind farms.

    We need to replace dirty power plants with clean ones (mostly wind and solar)

    ...and find good jobs for those workers.

    Current Fossil Fuel Power Plants in Missouri

    11 coal plants

    Name: Labadie
County: Franklin
Megawatt Capacity: 2,389
Utility: Union Electric Co - (MO)

    Labadie
    Franklin County
    2,389 MW

    Name: Iatan
County: Platte
Megawatt Capacity: 1,725
Utility: Evergy Metro

    Iatan
    Platte County
    1,725 MW

    Name: New Madrid Power Plant
County: New Madrid
Megawatt Capacity: 1,300
Utility: Associated Electric Coop, Inc

    New Madrid Power Plant
    New Madrid County
    1,300 MW

    Name: Rush Island
County: Jefferson
Megawatt Capacity: 1,242
Utility: Union Electric Co - (MO)

    Rush Island
    Jefferson County
    1,242 MW

    Name: Thomas Hill Energy Center
County: Randolph
Megawatt Capacity: 1,182
Utility: Associated Electric Coop, Inc

    Thomas Hill Energy Center
    Randolph County
    1,182 MW

    Name: Sioux
County: St Charles
Megawatt Capacity: 1,099
Utility: Union Electric Co - (MO)

    Sioux
    St Charles County
    1,099 MW

    Name: Hawthorn
County: Jackson
Megawatt Capacity: 1,046
Utility: Evergy Metro

    Hawthorn
    Jackson County
    1,046 MW

    Name: Meramec
County: St Louis
Megawatt Capacity: 1,041
Utility: Union Electric Co - (MO)

    Meramec
    St Louis County
    1,041 MW

    Name: John Twitty Energy Center
County: Greene
Megawatt Capacity: 603
Utility: City Utilities of Springfield - (MO)

    John Twitty Energy Center
    Greene County
    603 MW

    Name: Sikeston
County: Scott
Megawatt Capacity: 261
Utility: City of Sikeston - (MO)

    Sikeston
    Scott County
    261 MW

    Name: Asbury
County: Jasper
Megawatt Capacity: 232
Utility: Empire District Electric Co

    Asbury
    Jasper County
    232 MW

    34 gas plants

    Name: Audrain Power Plant
County: Audrain
Megawatt Capacity: 814
Utility: Union Electric Co - (MO)

    Audrain Power Plant
    Audrain County
    814 MW

    Name: State Line (MO)
County: Jasper
Megawatt Capacity: 691
Utility: Empire District Electric Co

    State Line (MO)
    Jasper County
    691 MW

    Name: Dogwood Energy Facility
County: Cass
Megawatt Capacity: 630
Utility: Dogwood Power Management, LLC

    Dogwood Energy Facility
    Cass County
    630 MW

    Name: St. Francis Power Plant
County: Dunklin
Megawatt Capacity: 507
Utility: Associated Electric Coop, Inc

    St. Francis Power Plant
    Dunklin County
    507 MW

    ...and 30 more

    26 oil plants

    Name: Northeast Generating Station
County: Jackson
Megawatt Capacity: 490
Utility: Evergy Metro

    Northeast Generating Station
    Jackson County
    490 MW

    Name: Fairgrounds
County: Cole
Megawatt Capacity: 68
Utility: Union Electric Co - (MO)

    Fairgrounds
    Cole County
    68 MW

    Name: Moreau
County: Cole
Megawatt Capacity: 61
Utility: Union Electric Co - (MO)

    Moreau
    Cole County
    61 MW

    Name: Mexico
County: Audrain
Megawatt Capacity: 61
Utility: Union Electric Co - (MO)

    Mexico
    Audrain County
    61 MW

    ...and 22 more

    But wait!

    It's not enough to replace our power plants with wind and solar farms.

    To power our electric cars and buildings, we need two times the electricity we have today.

    In all, we'll need to build 8,000 Megawatts of wind power and 8,000 Megawatts of solar power.

    Since Missouri already has 754 Megawatts of wind and 62 Megawatts of solar, that's 8,000 Megawatts of wind power we need to build and 8,000 Megawatts of solar power. That's around 247 Megawatts of wind power and 291 Megawatts of solar power a year.

    Percent of needed targetGeneration builtA chart showing the share of Solar and Wind capacity that has already been installed and rest to be installed. We are 6% of the way to what we need to be carbon neutral by 2050.MWs of targetGeneration Built

    Decarbonizing all dirty power cuts 39% of the pollution.

    And gives us zero-emissions power we need to eliminate pollution from buildings and cars!

    🏭 Other: 30%🔌 Power: 39%🚗 Transport: 24%🏠 Buildings: 8%

    Other Emissions

    🏭 Other: 30%🔌 Power: 39%🚗 Transport: 24%🏠 Buildings: 8%

    The last 30% of Missouri's climate pollution comes from other sources...

    This includes farming, landfills, industry, and leaks from gas pipelines.

    There's no one solution to solve these problems, but there are lots of great ideas:

    • No-till farming to keep CO2 in the soil
    • Capturing methane leaks from landfills
    • Capturing CO2 to make emissions-free concrete
    • Burning green hydrogen to make emissions-free steel
    • Plugging methane leaks from gas pipelines

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